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The Team

Androulla Nicou - Chief Executive Officer 

Androulla Nicou is the Chief Executive Officer of Connect Education Trust. An experienced school leader with over 30 years in the profession. She is a strong believer in the power of excellent education to create remarkable futures. Androulla considers it a great privilege to lead the Connect Education Trust and will work determinedly to make sure Connect delivers the very best for each one of our pupils.



Estelle Tierney - Chief Operations Officer 

Estelle Tierney is the Chief Operations Officer for Connect Education Trust.  Estelle has over 20 years’ experience in education and leadership and is an inspiring leader, effective communicator, and teamwork delegator. Her expertise and supervising responsibilities range from various operations: Compliance, HR, Finance, Asset Management and Governance.   She has a trust-built backbone with the agility to make large scale decisions and keep the Trust’s vision growing and moving. 



Alison Cannur - Chief Financial Officer

Alison Cannur is the Chief Financial Officer for the Connect Education Trust.  Alison is a qualified accountant with over 30 years’ experience of public sector finance.  She is responsible for the Trusts financial functions and leads the central finance team in order to provide a highly competent and efficient financial services to our schools.



Allan McLean - Chief Education Officer 

Allan McLean is the Chief Education Officer for Connect Education Trust With over 25 years experience in education, Allan has worked as an Executive Headteacher of two schools, ensuring excellence in education and strong outcomes for pupils (Evening Standard top 5 schools in London and The Times top 20 schools in England). Additionally, he has worked over many years as a school improvement adviser for the London Diocese, supporting leadership training and development across 18 local authorities. Allan is passionate about developing and enabling school leaders to make a remarkable difference in the education and outcomes of every child.